Human beings are to have beans —  besides other nutritive foods — to keep their health and the right to stay alive. We also need clothes, transportation and communication. All are part of  civilization, something that took humanity centuries to get started. Also as part of human necessities we better have some pounds of good manners and a bunch of money invested in education.
    Besides soap and water, water to drink and lakes and waterfalls for vacation, we need other people, like husbands and wives, children, relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
    A place to live and park your car, books to read, and music to listen to. Phones, newspapers, magazines and tv for news and enjoyment.
    Computers? No.
    First, we need a semester to begin to understand them. Second it costs a lot of money that could be used to start an education, help people we love, make a payment on a home, purchase books and music. And third, unless the computer is at the workplace, we have to stay at home "to play" with them.
    I, and hundreds of thousands or maybe millions, don't have a computer at home.
    It is at home where you read the newspapers, magazines and watch TV. And then, precisely in these means to be informed, you realize there is more to know because you are told to  "go to a 'dot-com' for more information.”
    If I use my time at work to follow these directions, I'm misusing the time. If I do it at home, I'm wasting time I could enjoy doing whatever I want, not following directions, right?
    When I read anything, I want to get a pound of information. I need the whole thing, nothing but the whole thing, so help me luck. If I am doing research, I Iook up anything I need. But to know how politics, education and the stock market ($# %?!) are doing, I want instant information as if it were instant mashed potatoes or coffee.
    When there is more information I am supposed to find elsewhere, I feel like being back to KU, where bibliographies were part of our daily life like hamburgers because cheeseburgers were just for graduates who already had jobs.
    I don't like to be told where to go on my free time, either to a “dot-com” or to Florida if it's cold here.
    I own my initiatives and love them.
    If we get used to following directions, we will end up asking for pre-kindergarten information. Because the best part of growing up, besides the driver's license, is knowing what, how, when, why, with whom to go where, and for certain.
    It is not to go to a dot-com, to Google, or any other Web access. There are funnier places to go than these.
    If we don't know how to find the bus or plane to go to a place by ourself, we will end up reading incomplete information in tickets, signs, menus, encyclopedias, maps and documents, waiting for the pleasure to be send on our  way to the next computer, to turn it on, open the right page, look for the dot-com and get, finally the rest of the information we needed so badly.
    Who can assure me that extra information is what I want to know? Give us the complete news, not half and half like if it were the companion for a cup of coffee.